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Hebrew to Latin Dictionary: Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, Et Rabbinicu, in quo Voces Chaldaicae... by  Johann Buxtor - 3rd expanded edition - 1640 - from Calix Books and Biblio.com

Hebrew to Latin Dictionary: Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, Et Rabbinicu, in quo Voces Chaldaicae...: Ascribed First Edition of much expanded work

by Buxtor, Johann

Condition: Good+/none


Buxtorf, Johann. (1564-1629) Johannis Buxtorfii P. Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, Et Rabbinicum, In quo Omnes Voces Chaldaicæ, Talmudicæ et Rabbinicæ, quotquot in universis Vet. Test. Paraphrasibus Chaldaicis; in utroq[ue]; Talmud, Babylonico & Hierosolymitano, in vulgaribus & secretioribus Hebræorum Scriptoribus, Commentatoribus, Philosophis, Theologis, cabalistis & Jureconsultis extant, fideliter explicantur, Et copiâ ac delctu exemplorum Targumicorum, Talmudicorum & Rabbinicorum, eleganter declarantur; Passim etiam, suis locis, Hebræorum & Chalæorum Proverbia, Apophthegmata, Sententiæ, Ritus, aliaque ad Sacram hanc Philologiam pertinentia, ex propriis ipsorum libris producuntur, & explanatur; Quamplurima denique Vet. & Nov. Test. loca ex Antiquitate & Historia Hebraica novè exponuntur & illustrantur; Ut non solúm vulgaris Lexici, sed amplissimi & instructissimi Thesauri Philologici loco esse possit; Opus XXX. Annorum, Nunc demum, post Patris obitum, ex ipsius Autographo fideliter descriptum, in ordinem æquabilem digestum, & multis propriis observationibus passim locupletatum, Reipublicæque Christianæ bono in lucem editum à Johanne Buxtorfio Filio, Ling. Heb. in Acad. Bas. Prof. ord. Cum Indice vocum Latinarum, & Locorum N.T. illustratorum. Cum Privilegio. Basel: Sumptibus et Typis Ludovici König, 1640.

Johann Buxtorf:

Folio, 14.7 x 9.6 in. First edition. []2, (*)6, A-Z4, AA-ZZ4, AAA-ZZZ4, AAAA-ZZZZ4, AAaaa-ZZzzz4, AAAaaa-ZZZzzz4, AAAaaaa-ZZZzzzz4, AAAAaaaa-NNNNnnnn4, OOOOoooo6. There is an engraved portrait of Professor Buxtorf on the frontispiece and an engraved typographical title page which includes illustrations of Daniel and Ezra as well as several other small vignettes, one with a man with a club standing over a three headed dragon and the words Monstris Non Territus. Another vignette has a rooster pecking grain and the words "Scrvtando Ervvntvr."
The bookplate of J.R.H. O'Regan is pasted inside the front board. O'Regan published a book on the history of World War 1 and the events leading up to the war. The text is printed in Latin and Hebrew. This volume is bound in reversed calf and ruled in blind. It has been sympathetically and expertly rebacked. The corners of the boards are worn and rounded.

"From [1591] to his death in 1629 [Buxtorf] remained in Basel, and devoted himself with remarkable zeal to the study of Hebrew and Rabbinic literature. He received into his house many learned Jews, that he might discuss his difficulties with them, and he was frequently consulted by Jews themselves on matters relating to their ceremonial law. He seems to have well deserved the title which was conferred upon him of 'Master of the Rabbins.' His partiality for Jewish society brought him, indeed, on one occasion into trouble with the authorities of the city, the laws against the Jews being very strict. Nevertheless, on the whole, his relations with the city of Basel were friendly. He remained firmly attached to the university which first recognized his merits, and declined two invitations from Leiden and Saumur successively. His correspondence with the most distinguished scholars of the day was very extensive; the library of the university of Basel contains a rich collection of letters, which are valuable for a literary history of the time."(EB)

This work "cost the author 30 years in compiling, and [was] published by his son." (Watt) Watt Vol. 1, col. 178. After Buxtorf's death in 1629 his son spent another ten years bringing the manuscript up to date, which resulted in an almost new work. Brunet 1432. De Sacy 2666. Fürst i, 138. Smitskamp PO 172. Steinschneider 329. [Attributes: First Edition]; Watt Vol. 1, col. 178.




  • Bookseller: Calix Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: Biblio 150
  • Title: Hebrew to Latin Dictionary: Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, Et Rabbinicu, in quo Voces Chaldaicae...
  • Author: Buxtor, Johann
  • Format/binding:Reversed calf, expertly rebacked, some wear to corners holding
  • Book condition: Used - Good+
  • Jacket condition: none
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 3rd expanded edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Ludovici Konig
  • Place: Basel, Switzerland
  • Date published: 1640
  • Keywords: Dictionary, Hebrew, Latin, Talmud, Rabbinic
  • Bookseller catalogs: Rare Books;

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